Op-ed: How supporting some gun control can be part of a pro-life outlook

Op-ed: How supporting some gun control can be part of a pro-life outlook

Another unborn child died in Indianapolis last month. Although a common occurrence, this tragedy should never lose its power to sadden. The death would not have even made the news except for it being the result of a shooting and that we also lost the unborn boy’s mother and four others . All who support the sanctity of life, as I do, consider it your responsibility to work against this and all gun deaths. ‘Three generations lost’: Vigil held for victims of Adams Street mass shooting ‘It should scare people’: Preventing accidental shootings by kids starts at home Remember, fellow pro-lifers, that just because Roe v. Wade was upheld on a 7-2 decision by the Supreme Court in 1973 does not mean it can never be updated or overturned — or that there are not lawful actions to make abortions rarer. Now consider the Second Amendment in its entirety: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Just because this amendment was ratified in 1791 based on the needs and technology of the time does not mean it can never be updated in light of assault-weapon technology, the reduced need for militias and the current epidemic of gun violence — or that there are not reasonable interpretations of the Second Amendment that could help make gun deaths rarer. The United States was first to the moon, developed the internet and is […]

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